Building National Resilience in a context of Sub-Regional Insecurity

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Funding Opportunity ID: 326581
Opportunity Number: PAS-SGP-FY2020-002
Opportunity Title: Building National Resilience in a context of Sub-Regional Insecurity
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Peace and Security
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Togo as follows: • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience • Individuals • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions • Governmental institutions
Agency Code: DOS-TGO
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Togo
Posted Date: Apr 28, 2020
Close Date: May 30, 2020
Last Updated Date: Apr 28, 2020
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: Since 2018, the terrorist threat long confined to the Sahel has been spreading to the coastal countries of West Africa. For Togo, this risk was confirmed on February 15, 2019, during an attack on a mobile customs post in Nohao, in the Boulgou province of Burkina Faso, close to Togo's Savanes Region. The incident resulted in five victims, including four customs officers and a Spanish priest. The Savanes Region of Togo borders the eastern and central-eastern regions of Burkina Faso, which are experiencing an upsurge in attacks attributed to violent extremist groups active in the Sahel. This program aims at promoting the use of soft approaches (non-security and non-kinetic means) to preventing violent extremism in Togo through local P/CVE committees that will use discourse and actions to address the drivers of violent extremism in a multidisciplinary manner, taking into account input from a wide range of government actors (e.g. law enforcement, security forces, and related ministries), non-governmental actors (e.g. local communities; youth; women; religious, cultural and educational leaders; civil society organizations; and the media), and the private sector.
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